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Nathalie Peña-Comas

Soprano

 

Dominican soprano Nathalie Peña-Comas was born in Santo Domingo, where she studied piano and flute at the National Conservatory of Music. Later she graduated with distinction from the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, Austria where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in both Voice and Piano Pedagogy. 

She has made appearances in Austria, Belarus, Colombia, Dominican Republic, England, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Spain.                                     

She performed several operatic roles in Austria and the Dominican Republic including, Contessa di Almaviva (in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro), Pamina (in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte), Zerlina (in Mozart’s Don Giovanni), Lucia (in the tango opera Mateo by M. Palmeri directed by Matteo Mazzoni premiered at Vienna’s Theater Akzent), Queen of trolls (in P. M. Davis’ The two Fiddlers), Gabi (in G. Kühr’s Agleia Federweiss), Musetta (in Puccini’s La Bohème), Valencienne (in Lehar’s Lustige Witwe) and most recently Violetta Valéry (in Verdi’s La Traviata) and Micaëla (in Bizet’s Carmen).

 

Nathalie has sung as soloist and chamber musician at Wiener Festwochen (Vienna Festival), Sommerfestival Kittsee (Burgenland), Con Anima Festival (Lower Austria), Brücken-Festival (Styria), Horizonte Festival Landeck (Tirol), God Allmighty Festival in Belarus, Festival Musical of Santo Domingo (Dom. Rep.) and Academia Sighișoara Festival (Romania); in venues such as prestigious Golden Hall of Musikverein and Mozart Hall Konzerthaus Vienna, MuTh-Vienna Boys Choir Concert Hall; Auditorium José Carreras and Palacio Bauer (Spain); Palacio de Bellas Artes and Teatro Nacional Eduardo Brito in the Dominican Republic.

She has collaborated, a. o. with the Vienna Concert – Verein Orchestra, the Strauss Festival Orchestra, the Russian State Philharmonic Orchestra, the State Philharmonic Orchestra of Târgu Mures, National Symphony Orchestra of Dominican Republic, the Academic Musical Theater Orchestra of Minsk and the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Belarus; with Maestros Eugene Kohn, Ola Rudner, Valery Polyansky, José Antonio Molina, Gábor Ferenç, Joji Hattori and alongside KS Ramón Vargas, Andrea BocelliDanny Rivera,  Johnny Ventura, Plácido Domingo Jr., and many others.                                                   

With the Ensemble Spirituosi, a musical sextet dedicated to academic and folk music of Latin America, Nathalie has toured through Austria, Dominican Rep., England, Italy, and Spain. Spirituosi’s first Album “Souvenir Latino” won 3 Golden Medals at Global Music Awards in Los Angeles and has been in the play-list of BBC 3 Radio in London. Ensemble Spirituosi was also awarded the Soberano Prize in “Best Classical Concert of 2015” (Dom. Rep.).   

She has been awarded five prizes for “Classical Singer of the Year” at Soberano Awards (2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2020 - Dom. Rep.) and her Solo Album “Alta Gracia” was nominated for “Best Classical Album of the Year” at Latin Grammy Awards (2017). She was also finalist at the 14th Osaka International Music Competition (2013) and won the special prize for the “Most Promising Soprano” and for the ''Best Interpretation of a Polish Composition'' at the 14th Ada Sari International Competition of Vocal Art (2011). 

 

She has attended Masterclasses with: Mariella Devia, Kamal Kahn and Helena Lazarska. She's currently coached by Romanian Maestra Irina Gavrilovici. 

Since 2019, Ms. Peña Comas serves as Goodwill Ambassador for Cultural Promotion for the Dominican Republic. 

CARMEN - (Micaela)

Micaela (Carmen) - Sommerfestival Kittsee 2019 ©Viktor Fertsak

La Traviata - Santo Domingo April 2019

Violetta Valéry (La Traviata) - Teatro Nacional Eduardo Brito ©Juan Miguel Peña

Contessa (Le nozze di Figaro)

Contessa (Le nozze di Figaro) - Sommerfestival Kittsee 2018 ©Richard Schuster

Lucia (Mateo)

Lucia (Mateo) - Wiener Theater Akzent ©Werner Stranka

Pamina (Die Zauberflöte)

Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) ©Nikolas Göhl

Musetta (La bohème)

Musetta (La bohème) - Teatro Nacional Eduardo Brito ©David Soto

Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel)

Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel) ©United Photos

Zerlina (Don Giovanni)

Zerlina (Don Giovanni) - Schlosstheater Schönbrunn

OPERA/OPERETTA - REPERTOIRE

 

G. BIZET                   MICAËLA                                          Carmen

F. CILEA                    ADRIANA LECOUVREUR*     Adriana Lecouvreur    

P. M. DAVIS             QUEEN OF TROLLS                   The two fiddlers

G. DONIZETTI     ADINA                                                 L'elisir d’amore                  G. KÜHR                  GABI                                                     Agleia Federweiss

F. LEHAR                  VALENCIENNE                             Lustige Witwe           

M. PALMERI           LUCIA                                                 Mateo

W. A. MOZART     ZERLINA                                           Don Giovanni           
                                       PAMINA                                            Die Zauberflöte
                                       CONTESSA                                     Le nozze di Figaro

G. PUCCINI            MUSETTA                                        La Bohème

                                       MIMI

                                       LIÙ                                                       Turandot

                                       CIO-CIO-SAN*                             Madama Butterfly

G. VERDI                  VIOLETTA VALÉRY                    La Traviata 

                                       AIDA*                                                  Aida

                                       AMELIA GRIMALDI*                 Simon Boccanegra

                                       DESDEMONA*                             Otello            

 *In Vorbereitung/In preparation

REPERTOIRE ORATORIUM/

KONZERT (SOLO) SOPRANO-PARTS/

ART SONGS/LIEDER

 

J. S. BACH                      Magnificat BWV 243  

                                             Matthäus-Passion BWV 244*

L. V. BEETHOVEN     Messe in C-DUR op. 86

                                             Chorfantasie op. 80

                                             IX. Symphonie op. 125 d-moll

J. BRAHMS                    Ein deutsches Requiem op. 458
G. FAURÉ                        Requiem op.48

G. F. HÄNDEL              Messiah HWV 56*  

M. HAYDN                     Missa in honorem Sanctae Ursulae

                                              (Chiemsee-Messe), MH 546

F. J. HAYDN                   Missa brevis in F Hob. XXII:1

                                              Missa brevis in B Hob. XXII:7

W. A. MOZART            Exsultate, jubilate KV 165

                                              Konzertarie "Voi avete un cor fedele” KV 217

                                              Missa brevis in F KV 192
                                              Missa in C "Spatzenmesse” KV 220
                                              Missa brevis in B KV 275
                                              Missa in C "Krönungsmesse” KV 317

                                              Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, KV 339

                                              Requiem KV 626

F. OBRADORS              Various songs (Lieder)

C. ORFF                            Carmina Burana

G. B. PERGOLESI        Stabat Mater in f-moll

J. B. PLAZA                     7 canciones venezolanas 

G. ROSSINI                     Stabat Mater
F. SCHUBERT               G-Dur Messe D 167

                                              Ausgewählte Lieder

R. SCHUMANN           Missa in c-moll op. 147

H. SCHÜTZ                    Musikalische Exequien SWV 279–281 (op. 7)

R. STRAUSS                    Vier letzte Lieder
H. VILLA-LOBOS         Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5/Aria Cantilena

A. VIVALDI                      Gloria in D RV 589

 

*In Vorbereitung/Preparing